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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:04 pm 
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I planted seedlings for radishes, lettuce, beets, leeks, and otherwise 'cool' temp. veggies on March 5th.
The seeds geminated well, by the 12 I saw most of them up. But since then, they are doing absolutely NOTHING. most do not even have a true leaf yet.
I am new to organic gardening, and clearly I am missing some key ingredient here!
help?
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merri


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Is the the right season to grow those? I plant radishes in December or November.

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Hi David...

I think so. Howard's book says to put them out 4 weeks befour last average frost date...the seed leaves came out on schedule, but then nothing else has happened. this is true of the spinach, lettuce, kale and beets as well. they are also turning yellow. the only thing that has any growth on it is the sugar snap peas.

i am stumped! any other theories???

thanks, merri


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It has been so warm since Feb. that the soil has warmed up sooner this year. I found that my cool season crops did not perform as well as last year. The seeds were probably stunted due to warmer than normal soil and air temperatures. I plant most of those things earlier, Oct.-Nov. and do a second planting in Feb. to March. This year I did not bother with the second planting. Next year, who knows? Don't give up!


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HHHMMMM-

could it be the wind? i know that trees here in texas seem to stay 'short', which seems to be a function of the wind acting as a limiting factor. I live on an open, old pasture with a slight hill facing south. it is very windy. does anyone have any thoughts on whether this might be keeping everything from growing? row cover is not really an option, we have too much space under cultivation ...

thoughts?
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